A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
A friend to all is a friend to none
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
The object of the superior man is truth.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.